A group of Anonymous hackers claim to have leaked the details of 131 individuals who have purchased tickets to attend the F1 Grand Prix that’s about to take place in Montreal, Canada.
The record sets comprise
names, phone numbers, email addresses, purchase dates, ticket types and the amount of money paid by each customer.
According to a message
posted by the hackers, they want to teach the world “to respect the sport.”
“Anonymous today reminds you of the importance of sportsmanship. You have lowered your corrupt and authoritarian society. Your pretenses do not work, you try to destroy the freedom of a people in a few lines, then we will tackle your money and your image in the world,” reads a translation of the message written in French.
“As promised by our distribution channels, the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Quebec will be ... embarrassing :>,” they added.
The hacktivists claim to support global sporting events, but they find it unacceptable for competitions to take place in locations such as Bahrain or Quebec where human rights are violated.
Finally, they state that other data leaks will follow shortly.
A few days ago, we reported that hacktivists planned
a massive operation to protest the racing event programmed to take place between June 8 and June 10. However, as this situation shows, the demonstrations have already begun.
It will remain to be seen if the virtual and physical protests will have any impact, but as usual, at least a part of Anonymous’ objectives has already been accomplished. They may not be able to stop the actual race, but similar to the situation in Bahrain, the hacktivists have already raised awareness on the human rights issues that triggered their discontent.